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Old 12-15-2017, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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If I replace that hard drive it will be with a 1tb HDD. Am I able to clone it SSD to HDD? And will the laptop have the space for a HDD?
It will probably be cheaper to buy the computer with a 1TB hard drive over an SSD.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:44 PM
 
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It will probably be cheaper to buy the computer with a 1TB hard drive over an SSD.
Damn! Missed that. I bet you're right.
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Old 12-19-2017, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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If I replace that hard drive it will be with a 1tb HDD. Am I able to clone it SSD to HDD? And will the laptop have the space for a HDD?
You can't always change an SSD to a HDD. It is possible that the laptop manufacturer decided that they didn't want to accommodate a 2.5in HDD SATA drive and just has a mSATA connector.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:51 PM
 
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^ Good point. You really have to be careful when buying laptops now. There are so many variations.
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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You can't always change an SSD to a HDD. It is possible that the laptop manufacturer decided that they didn't want to accommodate a 2.5in HDD SATA drive and just has a mSATA connector.
Might not even have an mSATA slot - could be NVMe/PCIe only.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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There are literally 100's of laptops with huge hard drives. I don't understand the dilemma here. It's silly to spend good money on a brand new laptop and then replace the drive.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-...?skuId=6112001
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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There are literally 100's of laptops with huge hard drives. I don't understand the dilemma here. It's silly to spend good money on a brand new laptop and then replace the drive.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-...?skuId=6112001
Not at all. A lot of times they gouge like he'll on RAM and HD so you're better off getting the smallest amount even if it means chucking the two 2 gig sticks for two 4 gig or one 8 gig stick as it costs less that way. You do need to do a bit of research, however. Some laptops the RAM is soldered to the board and some laptops are damn near impossible to get open at all. Some laptops have open slots for a 2.5" drive, some don't have any 2.5" slots at all which means SSD storage only which is very expensive if you want a couple terabytes of capacity without using external drives.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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Not at all. A lot of times they gouge like he'll on RAM and HD so you're better off getting the smallest amount even if it means chucking the two 2 gig sticks for two 4 gig or one 8 gig stick as it costs less that way. You do need to do a bit of research, however. Some laptops the RAM is soldered to the board and some laptops are damn near impossible to get open at all. Some laptops have open slots for a 2.5" drive, some don't have any 2.5" slots at all which means SSD storage only which is very expensive if you want a couple terabytes of capacity without using external drives.
My wife's new HP. I have never seen a more idiotic method for holding a case together. Before I show the way it's done I want to mention that my new Dell laptop requires the removal of one screw to open the case.

Here's are two pictures that are shown with the directions from HP.





This is after removing the optical drive and the battery. Note there are 13 screws to remove. Add one for removing the optical drive. So 14 screws.

The most interesting portion of these directions is the final sentence. "Reverse the removal procedure to install the base enclosure."

What is left out is that you have to use a spudger to pry the entire base enclosure off the top to remove it. HP gives you the impression that you just lift it off.

I'm replacing her SSD drive today. Should be interesting.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Service hatches are glorious things. Sad times when I got my first Lenovo without one. And then you get your first laptop where they glued it together like a damn phone.
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Old 12-23-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The South
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My wife's new HP. I have never seen a more idiotic method for holding a case together. Before I show the way it's done I want to mention that my new Dell laptop requires the removal of one screw to open the case.

Here's are two pictures that are shown with the directions from HP.





This is after removing the optical drive and the battery. Note there are 13 screws to remove. Add one for removing the optical drive. So 14 screws.

The most interesting portion of these directions is the final sentence. "Reverse the removal procedure to install the base enclosure."

What is left out is that you have to use a spudger to pry the entire base enclosure off the top to remove it. HP gives you the impression that you just lift it off.

I'm replacing her SSD drive today. Should be interesting.
If that is an HP 15, like mine, I had to remove the keyboard too. If you have to, be careful with the cable, I had problems.
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